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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 62,620 People

    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses Jul 17

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    UnderworldNymph UnderworldNymph 16-17, F 10 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 28 Responses Jun 16

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    I wrote this on the day I heard of Robin

    Williams' passing. I've been meaning to post it here. Better late than never!  Peace to all!Nanou, Nanou!Just yesterday, I was pondering about the meaning of life, as if I don't do enough of that already. :) I thought to myself, what's the point of everything when death...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F 9 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 22 Responses Jul 7

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    I'm so done with feeling like this.

    I can't live this way
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Hi everyone! How was your day?

    Ah I was so bored today I thought I was gonna pass out. But the rain and swimming was nice. What did you do today? Are you still remembering to smile? I love you
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I'm writing this to tell the story of

    why I'm depressed, so people can fully understand what I've been through. My depression started 2, almost 3, years ago, when my best friend killed himself due to heavy bullying. I was devastated, and just lost motivation to do everything. I was depressed for a year and a half...
    PanicAtTheBlink PanicAtTheBlink 13-15, M 5 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    'Invisible' by Skylar Grey is the song

    that narrates my entire life.
    RoselyneRhamya RoselyneRhamya 16-17 4 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Hey guys. I've been battling depression

    and anxiety for a long time. I just wanna say if any of you are feeling down, you can talk to me anytime. I know what it's like to not have anyone by your side on a bad day or anyone who understands you, so I'll be here and willing to help. :)
    liveutopia liveutopia 16-17, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Tonight's one of those nights

    where I'm feeling extremely lonely, and I have no one to go to..
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 30 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I was diagnosed with depression

    and found it hard to understand coz I've not been through half as much as other people. When first diagnosed i ha a partner I had been with for 2 years he finished who me coz he couldn't deal with having a girlfriend on anti depressants and said it made him feel like a bad...
    jayjai jayjai 22-25, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I'm just fad up with some people around.

    ...the way they talk is so irritating....two of my best friends also in them so I don't know what to do.... When I was struggling in India everyone were so good n nice but now after living in New Zealand for four year I'm back in India some of my friends n some other people...
    JatinKapoor JatinKapoor 26-30, M 1 Response 35 mins ago

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 31 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 11 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    "Come outside, see your brother's new car",

    she said, attempting to sound as nice as she could muster. "I've seen it already," I replied. "It's nice." "But come outside and see it," she protested. "I don't want to go outside" I said, in a somewhat rude voice. She just scoffed and walked away. "I know you guys hate me...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 77 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Heey, guys! How are you doing?

    I hope you're doing fine. I found this ask.fm that seems to help people with advice. I just thought I should tell people. www.ask.fm/StepIntoMyOffice
    Maoli Maoli 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    Dont know if I'm depressed

    but my wife just lost it again and she has this brilliantly deadly way that she kills my soul and shatters my heart, i feel like no matter how hard i try i cant make her happy, i sacrifice a lot, my passion and what makes me happy for her, I'm incredibly stupid to believe her...
    galanymph galanymph 26-30, M 8 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12

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    That feeling...you just want to scream

    and cry you feel like you are going to be sick that is how bad you feel you don't even know what to do with yourself :'( you just want to die anything as long as the pain goes away
    jennylontay148 jennylontay148 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    So now I have fakes and people

    that can't handle the fact that people here can be depressed and are flagging my post now! Why, cause of how I feel. Like honestly if you don't want to see what I post than ignore it and move along! There were actually people there that were being supportive, by flagging me all...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 1 Response 32 mins ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 10 Responses Aug 11

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    ksgirl11 ksgirl11 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 37 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 77 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Despite all the things I have posted about my

    boyfriend. You should all know his the most amazing guy I have ever met. He's given me a reason to live and a reason to fight. He brings happiness to everyone he surrounds, and always makes people laugh by just being himself. I know I have moaned a lot about him. But it's a way...
    HarrietAC HarrietAC 18-21, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 10 Responses Aug 10

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    For all the people out there

    that need someone to talk to. Im here for you. But if you dont want to talk cuz your scared, theres this website called blahtherapy.com . Its anonymous and there are people that are actually willing to help you get through whatever your dealing with. You are not alone.
    LifeIsShit18 LifeIsShit18 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I started feeling like this

    when I was little, like nine or ten. It scared me so much, like what kind of nine year old wants to kill themselves out of the blue? So I guess it's been a little more than five years. And it hasn't gotten better. Now I've got a bunch of problems, which doesn't really improve...
    HorizonHeart HorizonHeart 13-15, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 39 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I really am feeling empty

    and feeling like life is meaningless... It's too horrible. Someone please cheer me up? Pm? 😭
    liveutopia liveutopia 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 14

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    Well, doc say I have psychotic disorder.

    Wonder what my therapist will diagnosis me with... Blahhhhh
    flight12 flight12 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Well, it's been 13 months

    since my depression took over my life, moving my life from barely getting by to being unable to go outside...unable to have a job...unable to look other people in the eye; paranoid thoughts and feelings coupled with extreme anxiety have floored me in a way I never thought...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    This is more an answer to somebody asking about

    alternative things to help depressions besides the meds.. I read the post this morning, and I cannot find the post to reply.. anyway here is my answer hope that person can see. "Where to start? Well, honestly I don’t like meds, but I have to concede that there are necessary in...
    valeMar valeMar 41-45 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I'm gonna go skateboard some stress

    that I have been holding on for a bit. Dad just got me peeved off. This house is not healthy for my mental state
    OutOfTheOrdinary OutOfTheOrdinary 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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